There is a special group of kids at Billings Clinic with cancer or other serious blood disorders known as Kelker’s Kids. Billings Clinic has been caring for Kelker’s Kids since 1978 when Dr. Paul Kelker started the first pediatric oncology program in Montana.
These children and their families, with amazing grace and courage, face the overwhelming challenges of prolonged cancer treatments, distressing side effects and an uncertain future.
The burdens on these children and their families are immense. The Kelker’s Kids Fund was established at Billings Clinic Foundation to financially assist families during these difficult times. Assistance ranges from providing funds for travel necessary for cancer treatment to helping make ends meet. The Fund also supports gatherings and activities allowing the kids to experience the joys of being a child.
Your gift to Kelker’s Kids will allow families to focus on what is important - the care of their child.
Join George Thorogood & The Destroyers and Postmodern Jukebox in supporting Kelker's Kids!
For each ticket sold to its Friday, Aug. 2 shows, headlined by George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Magic City Blues will donate $1 to Kelker’s Kids. Additionally, $260 from each of 10 reserved tables for Saturday, Aug. 3, featuring Postmodern Jukebox, will be donated to Kelker’s Kids.
In support of this wonderful effort, First Interstate Bank has agreed to generously match $5,000 in donations from the community leading up to the August music festival.
Kelker’s Kids was established by the Billings Clinic Foundation to financially assist families of children with cancer and other serious blood disorders during difficult times. Assistance ranges from providing funds for travel necessary for cancer treatment to helping make ends meet and covering bills.
Please consider helping the Billings Clinic Foundation in this important cause by donating or attending Magic City Blues. Make a gift today. For tickets to Magic City Blues or for more information, visit www.MagicCityBlues.com.
If you donate or just want to support this effort, we’d love to hear about it on social media. Post a message using the hashtag #RockOnWithGeorge and tag Billings Clinic (@billingsclinic on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) so we can see it and share the best ones.
Learn more about Pediatric Cancer, one of Billings Clinic’s pediatrics specialty services.